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 on: Yesterday at 09:20:38 pm 
Started by Shotgun Franklin - Last post by pony express
That looks like my kind of "office"!

 on: Yesterday at 08:54:16 pm 
Started by Blackpowder Burn - Last post by shrapnel

If I'm understanding correctly, the 1st gen Colt Lightnings and the Ubertis will "slam fire" like the Winchester '97 pump shotgun because they don't have a slide lock.

I have a Berretta Gold Rush Model Lightning Carbine which is made by Uberti. I can dry fire it, hold the trigger down, pump it and the hammer will drop. So I'm concluding that it's a copy of the Colt 1st Gen Lightning w/o a slide lock which is what allows it to be 'slam fired'. Is that right?


There is some misunderstanding of terms here or false information. I have had every Colt Lightning configuration and caliber in all the frame sizes and shot them extensively. All the medium frame Lightnings, including the first model with the external slide lock, lock up the bolt at full cock so the slide cannot be operated. If the gun doesn't lock in the cocked position, the locking mechanism is worn.

Slam fire won't happen with a Lightning, unless there is wear on those same parts. You can hold the trigger down on the rifle and pump the action as quick as you can but the hammer will not fall until the action has closed. If it doesn't work in that manner, there is wear on those parts.

I have shot thousands of rounds through these guns, I have 2 first models and 1 later model with the dust cover. They all work exactly the same. They are in excellent original condition and continue to work as well as when they were new. The internals weren't hardened as parts might be today, with age and rough treatment these parts can have mechanical problems. These problems can be perceived differences in manufacture.

Here is a copy of the description of the patent with the description of the bolt lock on line 86 in the second column.

These are my Lightnings and they still function properly...

 on: Yesterday at 08:32:14 pm 
Started by Dusty Earl - Last post by doketx
King medallion, thanks for the info. about Captech.  I'll give them a try.

 on: Yesterday at 08:29:36 pm 
Started by Major E A Sterner - Last post by The Trinity Kid
Evenin' y'all.

Oh, the joys of modern life.  Things such as riding for 90 minutes in a stuffy bus with a pair of hobos that haven't showered in recent history, and city buses that grind gears every time it shifts-throwing the passengers through the windshield in the process,  And computer that don't work in class,  and people getting kicked out of math class because they are on their phone, and having to wait 50 minutes between buses, with a 20mph wind, etc.

I supped upon slow cooked rice, chicken and broccoli.  Washed it down with a large glass of water.

Hope all goes well, Stu.


 on: Yesterday at 08:29:09 pm 
Started by dusty texian - Last post by Slamfire
 Dusty,, just you go a'head and enjoy yer self,,and don't even give me a secnd thought,,,,cause some day ,,,i'll have ( this is where I'm wip'n tears from my wittle eyes) a 76,in 40/60,, now I don't think I can shoot as tight a pattern as the one you just posted ,,but it'll be funnnn try;n. The best to you no your up coming hunt. (  I think ,,I left out a LOL after wittle eyes).


 on: Yesterday at 07:54:55 pm 
Started by Sir Charles deMouton-Black - Last post by Sir Charles deMouton-Black
I am watching the ongoing news coverage.  Our condolences to the families of the dead, and speedy recovery to the injured. It is very clear to me that this war is no longer something happening elsewhere. 

 on: Yesterday at 07:47:38 pm 
Started by Silent Joe - Last post by Silver Creek Slim
Happy birthday.


 on: Yesterday at 07:41:12 pm 
Started by Doc Waxham - Last post by Doc Waxham
Cimarron Thunderer for sale!

Cimarron Thunderer for sale.. 45 Colt, BP frame, fire blue screws, 4 3/4 barrel, action job, checkered grips, very good condition. Would like to sell in state. Which is Arizona. $525

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 on: Yesterday at 07:34:38 pm 
Started by Major E A Sterner - Last post by litl rooster
I ate some ketchup last week. First time in recent memory. The lunch ladies served up some "tri-taters" - looked kinda like the "hash browns" at McDonald's.  the ketchup was in a fancy little container designed for dippin or pourin, dependent on how you open it.  The ketchup was just what the tri taters needed to be edible.

I'm lounging now at the Medical Center of the Rockies. The cancer's been winning this round so were gonna try a new attack. Gotta start but putting a stint or two in my liver.

Keep us informed- in the mean time i'll send a prayer out for you and your family

 on: Yesterday at 07:18:15 pm 
Started by Joss House - Last post by Tabaquero

Tabaquero #3250 and Sassie Sweeto #3251 (annual memberships).

Viya con Dios,

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